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Californian Roland has multiple track records and the 1998 AMA 250GP Championship under his belt. After 32 broken bones he traded in his helmet and leathers for a computer and a welding torch, designing and building award-winning machines that mark him out as a fresh new talent on the custom scene.

Unconventional, outlandish and ‘way-out’, his designs have landed him a Biker Build-Off Rookie of the Year title and 2Wheel Tuner Brappy Award for Best Appearance Enhancement Product for his innovative Contrast Cut finishes.

One of the most dramatic models developed by Sands is the Yamaha V-MAX, a motorcycle that was launched for the first time in 1985 and has rebirth in 2008, becoming a biking icon.

At the heart of the Yamaha V-MAX Hyper Modified by Roland Sands lies a V-type 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves engine with a displacement of 1,679cc. The engine cranks out 200PS @ 9,000 rpm and has a peak torque of 166.8 Nm at 6,500 rpm.

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Marcus bought his first bike, a Yamaha RD350LC, at the age of 18. He knows what makes Yamaha unique. After bowing out of Moto Cross in 1992, following a serious accident, Marcus invested the proceeds from the sale of his machine into a set of tools and a bike-lift. He set up a workshop in a converted barn and established Walz Hardcore Cycles.

The German invented and developed the world-famous Drag Style frame, a new kind of custom bike. Europe’s most successful bike builder, his creations have appeared on 60 magazine covers and in more than 600 magazine articles and Marcus was the 2006 winner of the Discovery Channel’s hit show Bike Build-Off.

One of its latest creations is the hyper modified VMAX model which is and extreme bike “designed for visual stimulation, balancing aggression and aesthetics”

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The Ducati Diavel Dark comes with a tasty black paintjob and is powered by a strong 162 hp engine especially developed to deliver top notch performances and mind blowing acceleration. The bike features a sporty design language with muscular lateral radiators and an imposing 240 section rear tyre. The Ducati Diavel Dark is built on Ducati’s signature Trellis frame which uses large diameter, light gauge tubing with two lateral die-cast aluminium sections that flow into the rear subframe.

The Diavel incorporates the company’s electronic Riding Modes – Urban, Touring and Sport. The three modes are enabled by combining technologies such as Ride-by-Wire (RbW) and Ducati Traction Control (DTC), and can be selected by means of the left-hand switchgear even while riding.

The bike sits on 17 inch, 14-spoke wheels shod in front 120/70 ZR 17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II and rear 240/45 ZR 17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tires.

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The Ducati Streetfigther 848 combines the 848 Testastretta 11° engine and a new Trellis frame with Superbike 848EVO-derived geometry. This mix assures a great handling and a rush of power which is kept in check by the advanced Ducati Traction Control system.

The engine is based on the Testastretta Evoluzione and delivers 132 hp at 10,000 rpm and a peak torque of 9.5 kgm at 9,500 rpm. Compared to the Testastretta Evoluzione, the 848 Testastretta 11°’s overlap angle has been reduced from 37° to 11° to ensure a fluid power delivery, a wider power band and reduced consumption and emissions.

The engine is combined with a 2-1-2 exhaust system made from weight-saving 1mm thick steel with 58mm to 63.5mm diameter pipes. The system uses two lambda probes and an electronic valve in the mid-section to deliver increase performance and a wide spread of power.

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The new 2013 Ducati Streetfighter S naked has a lot to love. For the starters, it comes with a jaw dropping style, a comfortable riding position, new controls, Ducati’s Traction Control (DTC) and sharp design elements which enhance its sporty appearance.

Power comes from the popular 1098 Testastretta Evoluzione, a unit that made its debut in 2007 and represented the basis of the motor that helped Ducati win the Superstock and Superbike World titles. The engine delivers a massive 85lb-ft of torque and 155hp, and it gives both the best power-to-weight and the best torque-to-weight ratios in its class.

The 2013 Ducati Streetfighter S sits on lightweight Marchesini 5-Spoke wheels finished in black. The wheels are fitted with Brembo’s Monobloc caliper race technology which includes twin Monobloc callipers each with four 34mm pistons that grip huge 330mm discs.

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Featuring a sporty but ergonomic design, the Kawasaki Z1000SX City is one of the most practical bikes in its class. The bike comes with a long list of useful storage places which offer a total volume of 39 liters.

Among them there is the high quality alloy topcase bracket accompanied by the shock-absorbing double baseplate. The bike also offers a relatively upright riding position which is comfortable for both short and long trips.

The stopping power is assured by the front, 300 mm petal brake discs gripped by opposed 4-piston radial-mount calipers with a diameter of 30 mm. Radial-pump front brake master cylinder further contributes to the control and feel offered by the calipers.

At the heart of the bike lies the fuel injected, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four, 1.043 cc engine which churns out 138 hp at 9,600 rpm and 110 Nm of torque at 7,800 rpm.

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The Monster 1100EVO is one of the most appreciated models in its segment and to make it even more competitive, Ducati decided to improve it for the year 2013.

The new 2013 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO is packed with advanced electronics and modern features which include ABS, LED taillights, Ducati Traction Control, a modern instrument panel and lightweight ten spoke wheels.

The bike’s design was also improved and now comes with a sharper rear end, vertically stacked silencers, reshaped license plate holder and new passenger pegs.

At the heart of the 2013 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO lies a slightly tweaked 1078cc, L-Twin cylinder, air cooled engine which cranks out 100CV (73,5kW) @ 7500rpm and 10,5kgm (103Nm) @ 6000rpm. The engine is combined with a completely revised 2-1-2 routing exhaust system with two aggressive low level cannon-style, vertically stacked silencers.

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The 696 is the smallest member in the Monster family and is packed with a Desmodue, 696 cc, L-Twin cylinder, air cooled engine which offers a maximum output of 80 hp @ 9000 rpm and 50.6lb-ft @ 7750rpm and is paired with a six speed transmission.

Like its bigger siblings the Ducati Monster 696 is fitted with the APTC ‘wet’ clutch which improves stability under aggressive down-shifting. Moreover, the bike features the same lightweight tubular steel Trellis frame with aluminium rear sub-frame found at the Monster 1100 and 796 models.

When designing the Monster 696 Ducati’s engineers have spent a lot of time to carefully refine the bike’s ergonomics. Thereby elements like the fuel tank, seat height and the steering lock were especially designed to maximize comfort.

The 20th Anniversary edition is offered with a series of distinctive features such as the 1986 Ducati logo, the same colors as the 1992 Monster 900 and 90s style wing mirrors.

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The 2013 Ducati Diavel Carbon is the sporty version of the Ducati Strada and features a more aggressive styling, being devoid of the massive saddle bags found at its sibling.

Like the 2013 Diavel Strada, the Diavel Carbon features a series of modern technologies especially developed to improve the bike’s performance. Among them you’ll find the electronic Driving Modes, the Ride-by-Wire system and the Ducati Traction Control (DTC).

The 2013 Diavel Carbon is equipped with Ducati’s Testastretta 11° engine which delivers a peak power of 162 hp and 94lb-ft (127.5Nm) of torque.

The ride quality is assured by 50 mm adjustable Marzocchi front forks with fork sliders black-finished in super low-friction diamond-like carbon (DLC). Out back, there is an adjustable Sachs suspension unit mounted under the chassis in a horizontal position and operated by a progressive pull-rod linkage from the swingarm.

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The 2013 796 is one of the newest members of the Monster family and like is siblings, it offers a perfect mix between sports performances, dynamic design and daily riding pleasure. The 796 is situated between the 696 and 1100 models and combines the comfort of the first with the sportiness of the second.

The bike weighs just 167 kg and is equipped with an 803 cc L-Twin cylinder, air cooled engine, which delivers a 87hp @ 8250rpm and 58lb-ft o torque at 6250rpm. The 2013 model features a new crankshaft assembly which uses a lightweight 848-type flywheel and has a 66mm stroke instead of the 696’s 57.2mm.

The Ducati Monster 796 is built on a strong, but light tubular steel Trellis frame with aluminium rear sub-frame, combined with a 43 mm Marzocchi upside down stanchion fork, which provides 120 mm of wheel travel. Talking about the wheels, they feature a 5-spoke configuration and are fitted with front 120/70ZR and rear 180/55ZR tires.

The 20th Anniversary edition feature the original wing mirrors found at the first Monster and the original 1986 Ducati logo placed on the tank.

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